CONGRATULATIONS to Marita Mussett from Victoria, the winner of a return airfare to Tahiti plus a 12-night cruise through French Polynesia aboard Aranui 5, and a four-night stay at the Manava Suite Resort Hotel in Papeete, Tahiti, valued at A$19,268.
A cruise onboard the Aranui 5is unlike any other. The dual-purpose passenger and working freighter delivers an intimate experience as it journeys through the Pacific Ocean. This 12-night, all-inclusive cruise takes passengers to the rugged and mesmerising Marquesas – the remote islands that have inspired visitors for hundreds of years but retain the ancient customs and arts of the native Polynesians. Going beyond the typical tourist destinations of the area, shore excursions during this unique voyage will offer passengers a rare glimpse into local villages where time has seemingly stopped. Here, passengers get the opportunity to learn about life on isolated islands.
Before returning to Tahiti by way of Rangiroa and Bora Bora, passengers aboard the Aranui 5will enjoy fresh local produce, fish and seafood as part of their all-inclusive daily dining experience. Post-meal entertainment kicks off at the bar, with guitars and ukuleles providing the backdrop to evenings of impromptu singing and dancing.
Purpose-built for the destination, the Aranui 5operates as a working freighter yet delivers ultimate comfort for passengers, with two lounges, four bars, a swimming pool, massage room, gym and much more onboard.
The prize includes:
• Return Air Tahiti Nui economy-class flights for two people to Papeete, Tahiti, departing Australia on 4 February 2020 (from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane only – airport taxes not included).
• A 12-night cruise on Aranui 5in an ‘Ocean View Stateroom’, and four nights’ accommodation at the Manava Suite Resort Hotel in a Garden Studio for two people (accomodation is valid three nights pre cruise and one night post cruise, and is not valid for four consecutive nights). The cruise runs from 6 to 18 February, 2020.
• All meals on the cruise.
• All shore excursions.
• Airport transfers for two.
Entries open 9am on Thursday 28 March and close at 11am on Wednesday 3 July.
The lucky winner will be notified by email and will be published on the website eno later than 4 July, 2019.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Terms and conditions: Prize is valid for two persons and entry is open Australia wide, to persons aged 18 years or older only. All elements of the prize are subject to availability and are not transferable for cash. The prize is valid to be used and must be completed by within a year, no later than the cruise departing on 4 February, 2020. If for any reason a winner does not take the prize and complete the relevant holiday before that date or once the prize has been booked, take the prize or an element of the prize by the date stipulated, then the prize or that element of the prize will be forfeited without further compensation. The cruise and accommodation through Ultimate Cruising is subject to availability at the time of booking and blackout dates apply. Accommodation at Manava Suite Resort Hotel is in a Garden StudioRoom and must be taken on consecutive nights. The certificate will be mailed to the winner at the address provided. This offer is based on space availability and not valid during holidays or special events. All other expenses, not specifically stipulated in the prize package as an inclusion, remain the responsibility of the prizewinner and their nominated travel companion(s) as incurred, including but not limited to: spending money; additional meals (other than those included); additional travel and transfers; items of a personal nature; in-room charges; gratuities; optional activities and any other ancillary costs, including but not limited to insurance and any applicable insurance excesses. Prizes or any unused portion of a prize are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. Vacations & Travel magazine will not be held liable for any loss or harm to prize winners. Travel insurance is the responsibility of all prize winners and we strongly recommend comprehensive cover. Staff of Where Australia or their extended families and friends, are ineligible to enter. The prize will be drawn at 12pm on Wednesday 3 Julyand the winner notified via email and announced at vacationstravel.com. The prize, valued at $19,268. has been organised by Where Australia, ABN 44 167 255 254. Permit Numbers: ACT – #TP – 19/02869; NSW – #LTPS/19/32640; SA – #T19/331.